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Part of iPad Screen Not Working after Replacement Answered

Hi! I replaced the digitizer on my iPad 2. It was damaged in 2 separate drops and the screen was completely shattered. It was working fine before I replaced it. Took me 2-1/2 hours to get it off and clean up the glass and I had to grind flat two of the corners with my Dremel Tool so the replacement trim and the digitizer would lay flush with the frame. After I installed it, the iPad fired up just fine and was working, just there is a 2-1/2 inch section of the screen (about 4" up from the home button) that wasn't responding to touch. The top 1 inches of the screen worked fine, and the bottom 4" worked fine. I tried reseating the digitizer cable numerous times with no effect. I heard it's supposed to fit into the connector with the white dots flush with the connector, but it won't go in any further, even when I pushed it with my plastic pick. I was very careful in removing it and didn't damage any cables (WiFi, power, volume) or connectors. However, I did rub the sleep/wake sensor with my spudger and roughed it up a bit. It's not completely destroyed, but you can tell it was molested 8(

Is it possible that in damaging the sleep/wake sensor that it would make the screen behave that way? Could it be the digitizer being faulty? I got it off Amazon for cheap. I am doing an RMA on it soon. If the replacement digitizer doesn't work, then I don't know what to do.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!





4 years ago

Sounds like a faulty digitizer. If the replacement doesn't work then the iPad itself may be damaged.


Reply 4 years ago

Thank you! So would the sleep/wake timer cause the screen to act up? I don't know much about iPads or how that thing works, so I am not sure if it would mess anything up.

I will let you know if the new digitizer works/doesn't work. If it doesn't work, then we'll have to live with the screen partially working because by the time I've sent the digitizer back I've almost paid as much in shipping as the digitizer cost.